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? If my mother had a baby with Down's Syndrome at my age (39) does that increase my risk?

I would think my risk/chance of having a baby with DS is the same? Do you think this increases my chances? TU
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Don't think this increases your chances above what they would already be.

Many many older women have healthy babies.  Don't let this fear stop you if you want a baby.

Best wishes

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No it will not, down syndrome is not hereditary. Always more of a chnace as we get older but other than that, same chance as everyone else.
Good luck!
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